One often wonders why I continue to exchange my time of life and my hard earned cash to drive to a theater to pay exorbitant or confiscatory prices so that overpaid actors , directors and other assorted persons involved in the production of cinema can continue to grow rich sucking the wealth of their victims while foisting trash on the screen. I know the the 1959 version was a remake itself but this remake of that remake shows that film makers of today have very little if any originality to add to the screen. The producers would have been better off remastering and cleaning up one of the prints from 1959 and releasing that. At least then one would have gotten a film that was worth driving to the local cinema to see. This effort stands out as an example of why people do not flock to the theater to see the trash Hollywood sends out these days, that is those of us who still have an independent thought in our heads. For those mindless individuals who still live in mommies house and can not wait to go see the latest trash it really does matter what they put out does it ?
The epic story of Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala, an officer in the Roman army. Stripped of his title, separated from his family and the woman he loves, Judah is forced into slavery. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but an encounter with Jesus leads him to the Crucifixion, where he discovers forgiveness and finds redemption.